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The SoCal Sound Celebrates The GRAMMYS

Written By Hillary Gordon (The SoCal Sound's Promotions and Marketing Director)

Like so many things, The Grammy Awards were born of an idea that developed right here in SoCal. When considering who would be nominated for The Hollywood Walk of Fame, it came to the founder’s attention that not nearly enough recording artists would be eligible to be honored on Hollywood Blvd, and so was born the Grammy Awards.

Nearly 70 years ago the first Grammy Awards were held simultaneously at The Beverly Hilton Hotel and The Park City Hotel in New York City. During those1959 ceremonies, 28 Grammys were awarded. The event has grown exponentially, both in the number of statues awarded, and in sheer popularity since then.

Whatever your opinion on the Grammy Awards is, one thing is for sure: it is a much-celebrated, anticipated, glitzy, and glammy night celebrating music. There is so much history and many unforgettable performances celebrating a wide range of genres and talents.

We at The SoCal Sound are so excited to have some of our favorite artists nominated this year. As a matter of fact, we’ve had many of the artists nominated for the 2024 Grammys right here in our SoCal Sound studios, talking to our DJs.

Check these out below:

Jon Batiste interview (nominated for album of the year)

Jon Batiste Interview with Cliff Beach - 88.5FM The SoCal Sound Interviews

Boygenius interview (nominated for 6 awards)

Boygenius Interview with Julie Slater || The SoCal Sound Interviews

Gracie Abrams interview (best new artist)

88FIVE Live At Home with Gracie Abrams

Madison Cunningham (best American roots performance)

Madison Cunningham - Live at 885FM - Pin It Down

Larkin Poe (best contemporary blues album)

Larkin Poe - Live at 885 FM - Cast 'Em Out

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram (best contemporary blues album)

Christone Kingfish Ingram - Live @ 885FM - Fresh Out

 The Milk Carton Kids (best folk album)

The Milk Carton Kids - Younger Years - LIVE from 88.5FM The SoCal Sound

Gaby Moreno (best Latin pop album)

Gaby Moreno with Byron - The SoCal Sound Interviews

Natalia Lafourcade (best Latin rock or alternative album)

Hear At Home with Natalia Lafourcade

Lila Downs (best música Mexicana album (including tejano)

Lila Downs interview with Byron Gonzalez - 88.5FM The SoCal Sound Interviews

Flor De Toloache (best música Mexicana album (including tejano)

Flor de Toloache - Live at thelatinalt.org - Besos De Mezcal

Congrats to every artist who has been nominated for the 2024 Grammy Awards. And good luck to all our SoCal Sound artists and friends who are up for the coveted award!